Other Funding

Major initiatives

Major initiatives are major research funding opportunities, and other large-scale industry and government research related initiatives. These opportunities are typically high value, strategically important, collaborative, multi-disciplinary and/or have complex funding requirements, and are coordinated and submitted through Research Services. Examples of major initiatives are provided below.

Cooperative Research Centres

Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) support medium to long-term industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers and the community with up to 10 years of funding to develop important new technologies, products and services.

CRC Round 25

Cooperative Research Centres - Projects

Cooperative Research Centres-Projects (CRC-Ps) support short term industry-led collaborations to develop important new technologies, products, and services, that deliver tangible outcomes.

CRC-P Round 15

National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy

The National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) framework supports high quality research that will drive greater innovation in the Australian research sector and the economy. NCRIS funding enables Australian researchers to address key national and global challenges and supports collaboration between researchers and other research end users.

Contact us

CRC Grants team - Research Services

T: 08 8313 3641 E: crcgrants@adelaide.edu.au


Primary industries and RDCs

Australia’s 15 Rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs) deliver benefit to industry and regional communities by helping to drive agricultural innovation. The RDCs provide opportunities for Australian government and primary producers to co-invest in research and development (R&D) to deliver nationally coordinated, strategic research, development and extension with real outcomes for Australian producers. The RDCs span agricultural industries including cotton, grains, meat, wool, fish, wine, eggs, sugar, pork and horticulture.

A number of smaller funding opportunities that suit nature conservation projects with small budgets, including student projects, are also available.

International grants

The University commits to team up with the world’s best minds to produce excellent science and tackle global challenges. We encourage our researchers to participate in a wide range of international research collaborations to contribute to the implementation of these commitments.

Research Services is responsible for submissions of competitive research grants to International funding sponsors on behalf of the University.

Contact us

Pre-Award team - Research Services

E: preaward@adelaide.edu.au

Faculty contacts

  • ABLE: Xiaochun Liu and Greg Macpherson
  • HMS: Lesley Ritter and Julia Kuliwaba
  • SET: Angie Jarrad and Marie Lagadec

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